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MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM (CHAPTER 1, ECIA)
FORMULA GRANTS TO STATE EDUCATION AGENCIES TO MEET
THE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF MIGRATORY CHILDREN
(CFDA No. 84*011)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation; Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, Chapter

T7TXTP35 as amended, (20 U.S.C. 3851). (Expires September 30, 1987),

Funding since 1980;

Fiscal Year      Authorization       Appropriation

1980                           $245,000,000                    $245,000,000 I/

1981                              266,400,000                      266,400,000*"

1982                             255,744,000                      255,744,000

1983                             255,744,000                      255,744,000

1984                             258,024,000                      258,024,000

Purpose;  To establish and improve programs to meet the special educational
needs of migratory children of migratory agricultural workers or fishers.

Eligibility: A State education agency (SEA) may apply for a grant to
operate a State migrant education program directly, through subgrants to
local education agencies (LEAs), or through arrangements with public or
nonprofit private agencies. Two or more SEAs may apply jointly for a
grant to support a migrant education program for eligible children in
those States. Also, an SEA or a group of SEAs may apply for a grant to
operate a program for Interstate and intrastate coordination of migrant
education activities among SEAs, LEAs, and other agencies.

The following table Indicates the number of full-time equivalent students
registered on the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) since
1977. These counts serve as the basis for program funding. One full-time
equivalent equals 365 days of enrollment on the MSRTS. A count of the
actual number of students identified as eligible for services and enrolled
on the MSRTS 1s also shown.

Calendar Year   Full-time Equivalent  Number of Eligible Students
Students (ages5-1 ?T    (Under 21 Years of Age)

1977                       296,430                                         467,796

1978                       323,501                                              494,417

1979                       366,460                                         522,154

1980                       398,798                                         550,253

1981                        417,298                                              577,483

1982                       426,729                                          593,042

1983                       407,650                                         566,714r compensatory   education   services,    in    public   or   private   schools.